Resilient Leadership hosts Seth Schultz and Peter Willis welcome resilience royalty, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, for the final Resilient Leadership podcast of the year.
Over the next 15 years, the OECD has estimated that around $103 trillion investment is needed to support our ageing and deteriorating critical infrastructure systems globally. Is the civil engineering community ready to deliver this investment?
As much as Covid is revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of our infrastructure, our supply chains, and our societies, it is also bringing to the fore the importance of this invisible infrastructure and the army of humans that support it day to day.
Honest reflections help us to learn from crisis and become better and more resilient leaders. Whether Cape Town’s Day Zero retrospectively, or now Covid-19 in real-time, when we’ve shared these reflections, the response has been phenomenal. People can learn, in a more dynamic way, to gain insight on what matters for resilience.
We’re working at a leadership level to unlock the opportunity of using engineers as a driving positive force for impact. The potential of post-Covid economic stimuli requires us to ensure that we are picking the right infrastructure projects to fund and then designing and building them with resilience in mind from the outset.
“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
“One of the reasons that I remain optimistic after working in this space for so long, with all the challenges that we’ve had around climate change and more, is my undying confidence in humans. We’re the most creative and adaptable species on the planet.”